Epic Flight Academy Announces $65,000 in Scholarships

April 12, 2021

New Smyrna Beach, FL — Epic Flight Academy is proud to announce its 6th Annual Epic Aviation Scholarship program is open for applications. The Florida flight school invites U.S. high school juniors and seniors to apply for 4 scholarships totaling $65,000. Applications are due by October 1, 2021. Awards will be presented on November 6, 2021.

Epic will award two flight training scholarships: $20,000 and $5,000. They will also award two aircraft mechanic training scholarships in the amount of $20,000 each. This is the largest scholarship award Epic has offered to date. Previously, Epic has awarded more than $145,000 to 11 high school students. Epic launched the scholarship program in 2016.

“We are excited to expand the scholarship this year,” said Cindy Lovell, Director of Education. “Each year, students submit impressive applications from around the country. Therefore, we decided to increase the number of scholarships to accommodate more of these talented young aviators.” CEO Danny Perna is especially happy to offer aircraft mechanic scholarships. "I got my start in aviation as an A&P mechanic," he said. "Aviation careers are on the rise, so we added aviation maintenance training to our flight school. Epic has been training pilots for 22 years. Now we're excited to offer mechanic scholarships in addition to flight training scholarships."